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Walton County fishing report for April 11

Surf: When you catch, you catch enough pompano to give away! Bay: Various size redfish, trout. Creeks and bayous: bass, shellcracker, bluegill River: Big catfish being caught. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. –...

Walton County fishing report for April 4

Bay: Good size redfish being caught all around the bay, bayous. River: Folks catching shellcracker, crappie. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

License-free freshwater fishing days April 6 and 7

What better way to celebrate the state’s great spring weather and ample outdoor opportunities than by casting a line into a freshwater lake or pond? This weekend, April 6 and 7, 2019 a freshwater fishing license isn’t required to enjoy the sport. License-free freshwater fishing days allow anglers to fish for freshwater species without being required to have a recreational fishing license. All bag limits and size restrictions apply. “Maybe you’ve never fished before or it’s been a few years,”...

14th Annual Old Nick’s Redfish Round Up tournament May 4

TOURNAMENT DATE:   May 4, 2019 SPECIES: Red Drum *Redfish* (Sciaenops ocellatus); 18” – 27” length. ENTRY FEE: $300 per 2-Angler Team; Anglers must be registered & have entry fees paid by 7:00pm CST, May 3, 2019. LATE ENTRIES: Contestants may enter the morning of the tournament between the hours of 7 & 8am. Entry fee $350.00 CLICK HERE FOR 14th Annual Old Nick’s Redfish Round Up ENTRY FORM RULES: 2-Angler team event. Tournament starts and ends at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant,...

Walton County fishing report for March 27

Bay: Good size redfish, some speckled trout, black drum. Sheepshead near the jetties. River: Finally coming down. Folks catching shellcracker, crappie, catfish. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

Walton County fishing report for March 21

Fishing is good Bay: Mixed bag of speckled trout, redfish. Sheepshead near the jetties. River: Still a bit high, but folks catching bream and shellcracker. Fishing is good around the creeks and bayous. Just get out there and you will catch one! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331...

Walton County fishing report for March 15

Fishing is good Bay: Mixed bag of sheepshead, speckled trout, redfish. Offshore: Trigger fish River: Crappie, shellcracker, and catfish. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

Walton County fishing report for March 7

Fishing is good Bay: Some small speckled trout, redfish, black drum. Offshore: Trigger fish River: Crappie and catfish. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

Walton County fishing report for Feb. 28

Fishing is good Bay: Some speckled trout, redfish bite on the way up. Surf: Pompano and a few reports of whiting. River: Shellcracker. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

Walton County fishing report for Feb. 21

Fishing is good Bay: Some small speckled trout, redfish, black drum. Surf: Pompano have arrived. River: Crappie and bass. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

FWC Commission addresses shore-based shark fishing concerns with new regulations/educational component

FWC Commission addresses shore-based shark fishing concerns with new regulations/educational component At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery. Some minor changes to the original proposal were also made, as noted below. These rules are intended to increase survival of released sharks, improve information gathering for the fishery and address some of the public safety concerns related to the fishery....